Alexander Mankowsky


Born in Berlin in 1957, Alexander Mankowsky studied Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology at the Free University of Berlin and graduated in 1984. After four years in social services, he decided to do a further education as ‘Knowledge Engineer’ at the “Gesellschaft für neue Berufe GNB” (co-founded by Daimler-Benz AG, as it was known at that time, for the implementation of ‘Artificial Intelligence’).
Since 1989 Alexander Mankowsky has worked in the research unit at Daimler AG.
Initially he focused on expert systems, knowledge management, discovering new opportunities in the market and researching of the automobile spirit of the time. This led him in 2001 to his current field of work – ‘Futures Studies & Ideation’ – at Daimler.
Alexander Mankowsky does Futures Studies with a strong component of Ideation. He is embedded in Daimler’s rich and diverse creative network.

Why I Tech

Could not live without Google Search or the access to books through Amazons Kindle. All in all it is not ‘love’ but a foundation of my life.
My emotional link to Tech, is Tech as a medium to stay in contact with many diverse people.
But: I miss my Personal Computer, with emphasis on ‘Personal’

My personal tech/IT-trend 2017

‘Back to Basic’ – Especially younger, creative people seem to carve out non-Tech niches in spite of all the announcements of ‘the next big things’
I am curious how this avant-garde behavior works out in the years to come